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September Shopping Roundup: Best Items to Buy Now

Posted August 31, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

September is a great month to score big savings, and we've rounded up some of your best bets for items to buy now!

The National Rally for Change Launches a Birth Revolution on Labor Day

Posted August 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

There are 49 other countries in the world where it is safer to give birth than here in the U.S. The National Rally for Change is launching a "birth revolution" on Labor Day in the hopes of changing this shocking statisic.

6 Tips for Surviving a Family Trip to the Amusement Park

Posted August 24, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Visiting an amusement park as a family can be scarier than the fastest roller coaster, but we've got the tips you need to survive the day and enjoy the ride.

Back-to-School Savings Roundup: Top Tips and Deals From Around the Web

Posted August 13, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to save big on back-to-school shopping? We've got all the tips, deals, and special promotions you don't want to miss!

How to Stay Fit When the School Year Starts

Posted August 7, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Staying in shape during the busy school year doesn't have to be impossible. Follow these tips to stay fit and healthy, even in the midst of homework, science projects, and extracurricular activities.

2012 Back-to-School Bargains That Will Save You Money

Posted August 3, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you ready for back-to-school shopping? Be sure you know where to find the best bargains before you go!

Easy Summer Craft Ideas for the Not-So-Crafty-Parent

Posted July 31, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for summer craft ideas? Try these 5 summer craft projects that are fun for kids and, more importantly, easy for Mom and Dad.

A Teachable Moment: 7 Lessons Your Kids Can Learn From the Olympic Games

Posted July 27, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

The 2012 Summer Olympics are here! What can your kids learn from the Olympic Games? Probably a lot more than you think.

Summer Snack Attack: The Best (and Worst) Summer Snacks for Kids

Posted July 24, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you surviving the summer snack attack? Discover the best (and worst) summer snacks for kids, and learn why healthy snacking is so important.

Katie Holmes' Great Escape: What TomKat Can Teach Us About Interfaith Parenting

Posted July 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Get the latest scoop on the role of Scientology in the TomKat divorce, plus tips on how to make interfaith parenting work for you.

The Thriving Child: New Book Shares Tips for Parents of Children With Food Allergies

Posted July 20, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

In her new book The Thriving Child, author Erica Reid shares tips for parents of children with food allergies, as well as suggestions for all parents who want to raise a happy, healthy child.

25 Remedies for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Posted July 11, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Morning sickness has the power to make pregnant mothers miserable, but we've rounded up 25 remedies that just might spell relief.

Bottoms Up: Alcohol During Pregnancy Might Be Safe After All

Posted July 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant? A new study finds that up to 8 drinks per week just might be okay.

Brave: Is Pixar's First Female Heroine Just Another Princess?

Posted July 6, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

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Is Pixar's Brave a movie worth watching? Or is Merida just another princess?

5 Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats

Posted June 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

It's almost time for the Fourth of July! Celebrate in style with these 5 festive (and easy) red, white, and blue holiday treats.

Forget Facebook: 6 Safer Social Networks for Children Under 13

Posted June 23, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Should kids under 13 really be allowed on Facebook? We don't have the answer, but we have rounded up 6 safer social networks that are specifically designed with kids and safety in mind.

Film Review: George Clooney's The Descendants

Posted June 22, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

George Clooney didn't win an Oscar for his role in The Descendants, but the film — which is all about family — is still one you shouldn't miss.

Top 10 Tech Safety Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Posted June 13, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Concerned about cyber safety for your tweens and teens? Find your answers here! We've rounded up 10 of the top tech safety tips for parents from around the web.

33 Reasons to Breastfeed a Toddler

Posted June 8, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Wondering why some women choose to breastfeed toddlers (or preschoolers)? Learn about the long list of nutritional, immunological, and emotional benefits that continued breastfeeding has to offer.

Simple Summer Baby Shower Ideas

Posted June 4, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Summer babies mean summer baby showers, and we've got four fun, summer-themed baby shower ideas that are perfect for your upcoming party.